Grateful Dead Live at Charlotte Coliseum on 1979-05-03
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
NAK CM700, Sony 158SD Recorded by Barry Glassberg. A:D conversion by John Steinthal via Mark Cohen, encoded by Matt Vernon
- Nak CM700 > Sony 158SD > DAT > CDR > SHN
- Charlotte, NC
- Audience Recording
- Taped by
- Barry Glassberg
- Charlotte Coliseum
Subject: Phil's joke
"You can teach people to disco."
Get it? It's funny because, you know, you can't teach people how to pee green paint...? ha...?
Subject: deadpolitics I love your piece
Subject: Good Shtuff
As others have noted, Stagger Lee and All Over Now are the standouts from the first set. Brent's harmonies and playing are a great improvement over the burnt out Godchauxs.
Samson and Delilah features Jerry getting into shred territory (caught my ear even at low volumes). Terrapin was nothing too special but a good way to set the vibe for the exploratory Playin', Brent's first live performance. It doesn't get too far out there but the excitement of the musicians is palpable. "Say, guys, I think this Brent dude is gonna work out"
Brent's harmonies in Black Peter are very sweet and the NFA > Playin' is well done if relatively mellow.
Oh yeah, for the curious types, here's a 300+ page thesis paper on the history of GD tape trading: http://www.scribd.com/doc/26367749/Embaling-the-Grateful-Dead
Subject: Brent's Second Show
Subject: Brent's First East Coast Show
Subject: Stagger Lee
Also this is the old coliseum,which had a much more intimate feel ,and in my opinion better sound.From '89 on they played the new coliseum ,which is almost twice as big.I give it a 4 on performance alone.The sound here isn't bad either .
Subject: A Fine Time Was Had By All
Subject: Brent's 1st East Coast Show...Nothing too eternal, but not a bomb either.
2nd Set: About two minutes of tuning and then it's time for our Sunday bible lesson. "Samson" is quite nice with Brent adding his well-toned harmonies in just the right areas. Hmmm..., my first 2nd set "Tennessee" in quite a long time. It's decent, but due to lack of variance in most versions, it should permanently belong in the 1st set. "Terrapin" softly presents itself and goes from quiet to loud several times in this slightly better than average version. "Playin" starts the party up once more, though it's not the rocking'est' version around. There are lots of open spaces that are hesitantly filled. Not the meatiest jam considering its 17 minute length, but pleasant. Drums and Space are standard, patiently delivered. "Black" is on the right path, though the horsepower in this engine is not up to my expectant high quality. It steams ahead tho to an eagerly anticipated "NFA" It's decent and strolls back into a tip-toeing, cascading, slight drizzle jam. It, of course, ends up in reprise land. It's ok, but where are the drummers to send it over the top, like any good closer should be.
Considering the paucity of classic 'Dead' tunes in the 2nd set, I was expecting something a little grander than "US Blues." However, it's all in good cheer.
A solid 3 star show whose true hilight, believe it or not, is "All Over Now."
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